Comics pros have been going out of there way to denounce the fan rebellion known as #ComicsGate as an “Alt-Right” hate group. They say #ComicsGate is made up of sexists, racists, bigots, and whiney man-babies. And most of all, they say #ComicsGate aren’t the real fans.
I’ve long held the belief that #ComicsGate is where the fans fled when the comics industry went insane. So who’s right? Is #ComicsGate just a hate movement? Or has it all just been one big smear campaign? Well, the awesome Peter Simeti of Alterna Comics has shown us the answer.
For those of you not familiar with the controversy surrounding Alterna Comics, the small business was essentially bullied by big industry for the terrible crime of…placing fan interaction standards on their creators. The SJW Marvel and other creators, there’s no bigger sin than professionalism.
The barrage of hate from the Marvel Mafia was so relentless, in fact, that Peter admitted to having suicidal thoughts. Now you might be thinking that little fact is too sad and dark to be the good news. You would be correct.
Alterna did not, and still hasn’t, sided with #ComicsGate. In fact, Alterna hasn’t taken sides at all. It’s a business. It shouldn’t take sides. That’s how it should be. And because Alterna decided to uphold the idea that comics are for everyone – creators and fans from #ComicsGate decided to support Mr. Simeti and his company.
So how did that turn out? I mean, if #ComicsGate is just a hate movement made up of non-fans who “don’t buy comics” then the boost Alterna would’ve gotten should’ve been insignificant right?
Let’s see how #ComicsGate support affected Alterna…
Alterna went from 30 orders per week to getting 30 orders per day after getting support from #ComicsGate.
So, I’ll leave it up to you. Is #ComicsGate just a hate movement?
Or is it a refuge for true comics fans?